Another layer of government oversight that is just considering review and audit. Compare to Pacifica's less complicated trash collection services, which includes an annual review, audit and periodic contract, with oversight by the city. Is bigger better?
The Daily Journal (San Mateo), Michelle Durand, 12/5/12. "City hopes others join waste agency probe."
|Agency considers how to build a better "mouse trap"|
Councilwoman Rosanne Foust, who chairs the city’s utilities commission seeking a blue ribbon task force on the South Bay Waste Management Authority, said at Monday night’s council meeting she was also troubled by the handling of an ex-employee’s retaliation claim against the executive director after her job was cut.
“I’m not going to sugarcoat this,” Foust said in a video of the meeting, “When the governing body chooses not to put the executive director on leave while the issue is being looked at ... it just said to us, you know what? It’s time to take a look at the whole governance structure.”
.... The SBWMA, also known as RethinkWaste, formed in 1982 and its members include Atherton, Belmont, Burlingame, East Palo Alto, Foster City, Hillsborough, Menlo Park, Redwood City, San Carlos, San Mateo, San Mateo County and the West Bay Sanitary District. It owns the Shoreway Environmental Center in San Carlos and is led by an executive director who reports to a board of directors comprised of city staff from the various cities.
The SBWMA’s budget for fiscal year 2012 included more than $40 million in revenue and operating expenses of $36.5 million. The program budget of $3.5 million includes the cost of 7.8 employees along with other administrative, recycling diversion program and contract compliance expenses. ....Foust said the idea was not to point fingers at the agency’s service but assess if it can more efficiently use funds." Read article.
|More recycled trash|
RethinkWaste owns and manages the Shoreway Environmental Center which receives all of the recyclables, organics, and garbage collected in its service area. RethinkWaste also provides strategic oversight, support and management of service providers that collect, process, recycle and dispose of materials for the 12 Member Agencies. RethinkWaste, also known as the South Bayside Waste Management Authority (SBWMA) was formed in 1982."
Related Fix Pacifica reprint article - The Daily Journal, 11/2/12, "Foster City increases Recology franchise fees."
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